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    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of the highlighted part:

    [Her story is one of triumph, and of pushing through barriers. But it is also an eye-opening lesson that even the best are susceptible to the stresses of an athlete’s life.]

    It's vague that sentence. Who are the "best" I think it has a generel meaning here!

    Does it mean that "Even those who can endure much can be "influenced" by the stresses of an athlete? But again what does that mean???? What is "opening" in that?!

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    Re: susceptible

    That was a bout Kelly Holmes who has been hpnoured by the British Queen "if this has anything to do with it"

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    Re: susceptible

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of the highlighted part:

    [Her story is one of triumph, and of pushing through barriers. But it is also an eye-opening lesson that even the best are susceptible to the stresses of an athlete’s life.]

    It's vague that sentence. Who are the "best" I think it has a generel meaning here!

    Does it mean that "Even those who can endure much can be "influenced" by the stresses of an athlete? But again what does that mean???? What is "opening" in that?!

    Thanks.
    Yes, it has a general meaning, as you've guessed.
    'Eye-opening' is a figurative term meaning 'enlightening', 'educating'.

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    Re: susceptible

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, it has a general meaning, as you've guessed.
    'Eye-opening' is a figurative term meaning 'enlightening', 'educating'.
    I need an explanation for the highlighted part, please.

    Thanks a lot for your time and effort, all of you.

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    Re: susceptible

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    I need an explanation for the highlighted part, please.

    Thanks a lot for your time and effort, all of you.
    Sorry, I thought I implied that your guess of "Even those who can endure much can be "influenced" by the stresses of an athlete?" was substantially correct. Which bit is left unexplained?

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    Re: susceptible

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Sorry, I thought I implied that your guess of "Even those who can endure much can be "influenced" by the stresses of an athlete?" was substantially correct. Which bit is left unexplained?
    Yes, thanks. I guessed it from the words , but I can't still understand wut does that mean "logically" it's my problem.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: susceptible

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Yes, thanks. I guessed it from the words , but I can't still understand wut does that mean "logically" it's my problem.

    Thanks a lot.
    Sorry, I don't understand the question now. There's no "logically" in the sentence. What does what mean "logically"?

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